HC Deb 25 March 1938 vol 333 c1516W
Mr. D. Somerville

asked the Minister of Health whether he can give any approximate numbers of those black-coated workers who have already expressed a desire to come under the new pension scheme, and specially those who are over 40 years of age?

Sir K. Wood

Approximately 268,000 persons have already applied for admission to the new voluntary pensions scheme, of whom approximately 227,000 are either over the age of 40 or will reach that age before the end of the initial year.